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FitWaffle Kitchen baker Eloise Head shares simple recipe for Lotus Biscoff flapjacks

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Home cooks are raving about an ‘Instagram famous’ baker’s simple recipe for Lotus Biscoff cookie bars, made from five supermarket ingredients and a jar of the iconic spiced cinnamon spread.

Eloise Head, the 26-year-old founder of FitWaffle Kitchen, an Instagram page dedicated to decadent desserts that take just a few minutes to prepare, has amassed almost 18,000 likes on the video tutorial since it was shared on Monday.

The ‘flapjacks’ – the term for baked oat bars in the UK and Ireland – are made with butter, brown sugar, golden syrup, rolled oats, white chocolate and a jar of the Belgian-made sweet.

The self-taught London chef describes Biscoff as her ‘favourite’ flavour and says the treats are remarkably easy to make for bakers of all skill levels, beginners included.

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Self-taught baker Eloise Head's Lotus Biscoff and white chocolate flapjacks, which she describes as her 'favourite' ever flavour

Self-taught baker Eloise Head's Lotus Biscoff and white chocolate flapjacks, which she describes as her 'favourite' ever flavour

Self-taught baker Eloise Head’s Lotus Biscoff and white chocolate flapjacks, which she describes as her ‘favourite’ ever flavour

To make the base, Ms Head melts 150 grams of butter with 150 grams of Biscoff spread, 60 grams of sugar and 150 grams of golden syrup over a low heat.

Once the liquid is smooth, she stirs in 300 grams of rolled oats, mixing well, then pours the mixture into a lined baking tray and bakes in the oven at 160 degrees Celsius for 20 to 25 minutes.

‘They will still look soft when they come out,’ she said.

Ms Head leaves the flapjacks to cool for half an hour, then pours 250 grams of melted white chocolate over the top, smoothing out to ensure it spreads evenly.

Finally she drizzles 60 grams of melted Biscoff spread over the top and runs a knife through the liquid, creating a decorative pattern.

Ms Head, 26, built a mammoth Instagram following during lockdown by sharing her simple tricks for making decadent desserts

Ms Head, 26, built a mammoth Instagram following during lockdown by sharing her simple tricks for making decadent desserts

She describes Biscoff as her 'favourite' flavour and says the treats (pictured) are remarkably easy to make for bakers of all skill levels, beginners included

She describes Biscoff as her 'favourite' flavour and says the treats (pictured) are remarkably easy to make for bakers of all skill levels, beginners included

Ms Head (left) built a loyal Instagram following during lockdown by sharing her simple tricks for making decadent desserts (right)

Lotus Biscoff biscuits can be pushed into the topping before it sets for a finishing touch, but this is optional.

The flapjacks should be refrigerated for at least an hour before being sliced into individual pieces. 

In the caption of the video, Ms Head thanked her 764,000 followers for their continued support since launching the FitWaffle Instagram page seven months ago at the start of the coronavirus crisis. 

Her simple dessert recipes drew a loyal audience thanks to the unprecedented baking craze that swept the world during the first months of the pandemic, when hundreds of millions were confined to their homes. 

With restaurants shut and travel restrictions slapped across dozens of cities, families were left with little to do but experiment in the kitchen.

Isolation paid dividends for influencers like Ms Head, who told Daily Mail Australia in March that she felt ‘very proud to help people keep occupied’ in the new era of social distancing.

Her fans were quick to express their gratitude in return. 

‘Your page definitely worked for me, never thought I’d learn how to bake,’ one man replied.

‘I was a lost cause but doing lockdown, I stumbled on your page and baking has helped me out.’

Recipe for Lotus Biscoff flapjacks

Ingredients

For the base 

150g unsalted butter

150g Lotus Biscoff spread

60g light brown sugar

150g golden syrup

300g rolled oats

For the topping

250g white choc

60g Lotus Biscoff spread

Method

1. Melt butter with Biscoff spread, sugar and golden syrup over a low heat.

2. Once the liquid is smooth, stir in rolled oats, mixing well, then pour the mixture into a lined baking tray and bakes in the oven at 160 degrees Celsius for 20 to 25 minutes. 

3. Leave the flapjacks to cool for half an hour, then pour melted white chocolate over the top, smoothing out to ensure it spreads evenly.

4. Drizzle melted Biscoff spread over the top and run a knife through the liquid, creating a decorative pattern.

Source: FitWaffle Kitchen 

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Victorian Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton was the star of a reality television series

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Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton has been spotted in a reality television series dating back to 2006.  

The professor, who has picked-up a bizarre cult following after appearing at months of televised press conferences, popped-up in Channel 7’s Medical Emergency program while he was just an ordinary general practitioner. 

A trapped Melburnian – unable to sleep in locked-down Melbourne – recognised the young Sutton while watching a re-run of the program in the wee hours of Monday morning. 

Victoria's Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton in a television appearance from 2006 where he helped pull a pea out of a young girl's nose

Victoria's Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton in a television appearance from 2006 where he helped pull a pea out of a young girl's nose

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton in a television appearance from 2006 where he helped pull a pea out of a young girl’s nose

Victoria's Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton has appeared in countless televised press conferences since being thrust back into the spotlight amid the COVID-19 crisis

Victoria's Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton has appeared in countless televised press conferences since being thrust back into the spotlight amid the COVID-19 crisis

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton has appeared in countless televised press conferences since being thrust back into the spotlight amid the COVID-19 crisis

Some like to swoon over Professor Brett Sutton, who has become a reality star all over again during the COVID-19 pandemic in Melbourne

Some like to swoon over Professor Brett Sutton, who has become a reality star all over again during the COVID-19 pandemic in Melbourne

Some like to swoon over Professor Brett Sutton, who has become a reality star all over again during the COVID-19 pandemic in Melbourne 

Professor Sutton had been working as a GP at Sandringham Hospital, southeast of Melbourne, where parts of the series were filmed. 

In it, the young Sutton is seen sitting back while observing a colleague attempting to gas a tearful child, who had a bead lodged in her ear and pea stuck up her nose. 

After that fails, Professor Sutton suggests plying the child with a liquid sedative, which she is also reluctant to consume.

Upon taking her medicine, Professor Sutton’s colleagues promise to reward the child with a ‘bravery’ sticker. 

Eventually she takes the drugged cordial, allowing Dr Sutton to go to work on her. 

‘Bingo,’ he exclaims as he extracts the purple bead from the child’s ear. 

He then pulls a stinking, snot-covered pea from her nose.  

Victorians smitten with Professor Sutton have for months now swooned over the chief medical officer’s good looks. 

Several social media sites have been dedicated to the professor, with one amassing thousands of followers. 

But not everyone in locked down Melbourne is a fan. 

‘Jeez he’s aged,’ one person commented on the professor’s 2006 television appearance. 

Victoria's Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton was spotted on a reality television program that appears in the dead of night

Victoria's Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton was spotted on a reality television program that appears in the dead of night

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton was spotted on a reality television program that appears in the dead of night 

Some fans were so besotted with the medical officer they designed a line of homewares including kitchenware, linen and t-shirts with his face on them

Some fans were so besotted with the medical officer they designed a line of homewares including kitchenware, linen and t-shirts with his face on them

Some fans were so besotted with the medical officer they designed a line of homewares including kitchenware, linen and t-shirts with his face on them

Dozens of memes have been inspired by the clinician since his raise to fame during the COVID-19 crisis

Dozens of memes have been inspired by the clinician since his raise to fame during the COVID-19 crisis

Dozens of memes have been inspired by the clinician since his raise to fame during the COVID-19 crisis

While his good looks are the driving force behind his cult status, his calm demeanour and handling of the crisis early on did not go unnoticed

While his good looks are the driving force behind his cult status, his calm demeanour and handling of the crisis early on did not go unnoticed

While his good looks are the driving force behind his cult status, his calm demeanour and handling of the crisis early on did not go unnoticed 

‘He’s a wannabe reality TV star. Once his CHO days are over he’ll pop up on the next series of Survivor and get voted off first week,’ another wrote.

‘Survivor? Personally I’d lay a bet on ‘I’m a celebrity get me out of here’,’ came the response. 

On a day where Professor Sutton condemned Melburnians to an extended stay in lockdown, some took the opportunity to sink the boot in. 

‘Even then the kids hated him!!! See how smart kids really are!’ one stated. 

‘A failed ‘doctor’ who, like most failures, go into Admin and tell real doctors how to do their job!’ another chimed in. 

On Monday, Professor Sutton conceded that frustration had reached ‘boiling point’ in Melbourne after its 14-day COVID-19 case ­average dropped below five — the threshold for reopening — but the city remained locked down. 

He said authorities needed another 24-48 hours to analyse test results to determine whether an outbreak in Melbourne’s northern suburbs was under control.

Professor Sutton said while Melbourne’s lockdown had been incredibly difficult, the community could take some comfort from the fact that Victoria’s cases were moving downwards.

He warned of the perils of opening up too quickly, pointing to the spread of COVID-19 across Europe.

‘The Czech Republic was lauded, they had a celebration I think in the middle of Prague, to say “we’ve beaten coronavirus”,’ Professor Sutton said.

‘They now have the highest case numbers and death numbers per capita in the world.’

On Monday, Victoria recorded its first instance of zero new COVID cases since June 9. 

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has called on Premier Daniel Andrews to re-open Victoria, declaring the only reason he hadn’t was because ‘they don’t have confidence in their own contact tracing system’.

Another photo of Professor Brett Sutton in 2005 wearing an earring

Another photo of Professor Brett Sutton in 2005 wearing an earring

Another photo of Professor Brett Sutton in 2005 wearing an earring

Brett Sutton has a lot of fans, but is earning more enemies as Melbourne's lockdown continues

Brett Sutton has a lot of fans, but is earning more enemies as Melbourne's lockdown continues

Brett Sutton has a lot of fans, but is earning more enemies as Melbourne’s lockdown continues 

People have put Professor Brett Sutton's head on a mug

People have put Professor Brett Sutton's head on a mug

People have put Professor Brett Sutton’s head on a mug 

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Daniel Crennan: ASIC deputy chairman resigns over expense scandal

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A top public servant has resigned after spending $70,000 of taxpayer cash on renting a home in Sydney.

Daniel Crennan stepped down as deputy chair of corporate regulator ASIC on Monday after his lavish expenses were exposed on Friday.

ASIC chairman James Shipton has also stepped aside after it was revealed the organisation paid more than $118,000 for him to receive personal tax advice. 

The scandal comes after Australia Post boss Christine Holgate stood aside last week for buying four highly paid executives Cartier watches worth $19,950 as a reward for their hard work.

Daniel Crennan (left, on Friday) stepped down as deputy chair of corporate regulator ASIC on Monday after his lavish expenses were exposed

Daniel Crennan (left, on Friday) stepped down as deputy chair of corporate regulator ASIC on Monday after his lavish expenses were exposed

Daniel Crennan (left, on Friday) stepped down as deputy chair of corporate regulator ASIC on Monday after his lavish expenses were exposed

Mr Crennan, whose base salary is $588,433, was given $70,000 over two years as a rental allowance after moving from Melbourne to Sydney in early 2019.

Last week the auditor-general wrote to Treasurer Josh Frydenberg raising concerns that this tipped his pay above the amount allowed for his role.

Mr Crennan, a former corporate lawyer, said he did not break any rules but has agreed to pay back the cash and has resigned. 

He said in a statement: ‘I had been intending to retire from my position in July 2021. However, in the current circumstances, I have decided that it is in the best interests of ASIC for me to resign now.’ 

Mr Crennan said he was told the rental payments were consistent with ASIC policy but later learned about concerns raised by the auditor-general.

‘I requested that ASIC cease paying me the rental allowance. I also offered and agreed to repay the rental allowance ASIC had paid to me,’ he said.

The auditor-general has recommended an independent review be conducted into issues raised regarding relocation payments, including those given to Mr Crennan. 

Australia Post boss Christine Holgate (pictured) stood aside last week for buying four highly paid executives Cartier watches worth $19,950 as a reward for their hard work

Australia Post boss Christine Holgate (pictured) stood aside last week for buying four highly paid executives Cartier watches worth $19,950 as a reward for their hard work

Australia Post boss Christine Holgate (pictured) stood aside last week for buying four highly paid executives Cartier watches worth $19,950 as a reward for their hard work

ASIC boss Mr Shipton, whose base salary last year was $811,654, has agreed to repay the $118,000 he received for tax advice after relocating to Australia from the United States to run ASIC in 2018. 

He has stood aside temporarily as an independent review examines these costs.

Last week Australia Post boss Ms Holgate was stood aside pending a review after telling an estimates hearing she bought colleagues Cartier watches as a reward for securing a deal to do banking in post offices.

She originally said the four watches cost a total of $12,000.

But on Friday Australia Post Chair Lucio Di Bartolomeo said he had been made aware of ‘further details of the purchases’ and wished to clarify the record ‘as a matter of urgency’.

ASIC chairman James Shipton (pictured) has stepped aside after it was revealed the organisation paid more than $118,000 for him to receive personal tax advice

ASIC chairman James Shipton (pictured) has stepped aside after it was revealed the organisation paid more than $118,000 for him to receive personal tax advice

ASIC chairman James Shipton (pictured) has stepped aside after it was revealed the organisation paid more than $118,000 for him to receive personal tax advice

He said the four items were purchased in November 2018 at a cost of $7,000, $4,750, $4,400 and $3,800, coming to a total of $19,950.

Mr Di Bartolomeo said Australia Post will continue to participate transparently with the budget estimates process and fully cooperate with the investigation to be conducted by the federal communications and finance departments.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison told the parliament on Thursday the gifts were disgraceful and appalling and demanded Ms Holgate step aside. 

Australia Post is a commercial business that does not get taxpayer funding – but its only shareholder is the Australian government which means its finances are scrutinised by politicians. 

Prime Minister Scott Morrison told the parliament on Thursday demanded Australia Post boss Christine Holgate step aside

Prime Minister Scott Morrison told the parliament on Thursday demanded Australia Post boss Christine Holgate step aside

Prime Minister Scott Morrison told the parliament on Thursday demanded Australia Post boss Christine Holgate step aside

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NRL Grand Final: Sportsbet pays out $5million to gamblers who backed Cameron Smith Clive Churchill

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One lucky punter raked in $40,000 from a $100 bonus bet in last night’s NRL grand final, and Sportsbet has lost over $5million after a massive blunder.

The betting agency deciding to pay out Cameron Smith as the man of the match at half time when the Melbourne Storm went in the sheds with the score at 22-0 over the struggling Penrith Panthers. 

The 37-year-old skipper was in scintillating form in the opening 40 minutes and scored a pivotal try under the posts just before the break.

He appeared to be a shoo-in for his first Clive Churchill medal until 22-year-old speedster Ryan Papenhuyzen put his stamp on the game. 

The veteran Melbourne Storm hooker led his team to victory at Sydney's ANZ Stadium on Sunday night

The veteran Melbourne Storm hooker led his team to victory at Sydney's ANZ Stadium on Sunday night

Ryan Papenhuyzen of the Storm is presented with the Clive Churchill Medal

Ryan Papenhuyzen of the Storm is presented with the Clive Churchill Medal

The veteran Melbourne Storm hooker Cameron Smith (pictured left) led his team to victory along with Ryan Papenhuyzen at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium on Sunday night

Man of the Match in Sunday's NRL grand final, Ryan Papenhuyzen, is pictured with his partner Kelsey Browne who plays for Collingwood Magpies in Super Netball

Man of the Match in Sunday's NRL grand final, Ryan Papenhuyzen, is pictured with his partner Kelsey Browne who plays for Collingwood Magpies in Super Netball

Man of the Match in Sunday’s NRL grand final, Ryan Papenhuyzen, is pictured with his partner Kelsey Browne who plays for Collingwood Magpies in Super Netball

The Melbourne fullback was not only safe under the high ball in the slippery, windy conditions, he also scored an 80-meter try at the beginning of the second half which gave Melbourne an unassailable lead.

Later in the match when the gritty Panthers clawed their way back, he leaped from the field of play and batted a Nathan Clearly kick for touch over his head, giving Melbourne possession at a crucial time. 

New South Wales coach Brad Fitler was so impressed Papenhuyzen’s performance, he named him in the Blues’ State of Origin squad, with the first match set to kick off next week on October 4.

The red-faced betting agency had to pay out all bets for both Smith and Papenhuyzen. 

New South Wales coach Brad Fitler was so impressed Papenhuyzen's performance (pictured with partner Kelsey Browne), he named him in the Blues' State of Origin squad

New South Wales coach Brad Fitler was so impressed Papenhuyzen's performance (pictured with partner Kelsey Browne), he named him in the Blues' State of Origin squad

New South Wales coach Brad Fitler was so impressed Papenhuyzen’s performance (pictured with partner Kelsey Browne), he named him in the Blues’ State of Origin squad

The Penrith Panthers look dejected as they realise the grand final is slipping out of their grasp

The Penrith Panthers look dejected as they realise the grand final is slipping out of their grasp

The Penrith Panthers look dejected as they realise the grand final is slipping out of their grasp 

‘After 430 NRL games including eight deciders, we figured he would know how to play out a whole match,’ Rich Hummerston from Sportsbet said.

‘The silver lining is the $1.3million we paid out early on Labor to win the 2016 election doesn’t seem so bad.’

Meanwhile, one punter won $40,000 after placing a $100 six-leg same game multi-bet on the grand final.

He backed Penrith’s Brian To’o, Josh Masour, Stephen Crichton and the Storm’s Suliasi Vunifalu, Ryan Papenhuyzen and Justin Olam to score a try at any time during the match.

The 24-year-old Twitch streamer said on Twitter, the winnings will go towards ‘an eventual house deposit one day’.

The 24-year-old Twitch streamer who won the bet said on Twitter, the winnings will go towards 'an eventual house deposit one day'

The 24-year-old Twitch streamer who won the bet said on Twitter, the winnings will go towards 'an eventual house deposit one day'

The 24-year-old Twitch streamer who won the bet said on Twitter, the winnings will go towards ‘an eventual house deposit one day’

Victory: On Sunday night, Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith (centre right) is pictured celebrating the grand final win

Victory: On Sunday night, Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith (centre right) is pictured celebrating the grand final win

Victory: On Sunday night, Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith (centre right) is pictured celebrating the grand final win

If you or anyone you know may have a problem with gambling, you can contact the National Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858. 

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